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Antibiotic Therapy of Acute Uncomplicated Colonic Diverticulitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01008488
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2011
Landstinget i Värmland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
achabok, Uppsala University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if antibiotic therapy is necessary for treatment of uncomplicated colonic diverticulitis.

The hypothesis is that Patients with acute uncomplicated colonic diverticulitis will recover the condition without antibiotic therapy and the lack of antibiotic therapy will not lead to complications.

The patients will be randomized to conservative treatment with and without antibiotic therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colonic Diverticulitis Drug: Antibiotic Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Is Antibiotic Therapy Mandatory for Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Colonic Diverticulitis: a Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : November 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Antibiotic Drug: Antibiotic
Antibiotic according to local treatment routine against bowel pathogenesis

No Intervention: No antibiotic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. discharge without complications +/- antibiotic therapy [ Time Frame: Within 30 days after discharge ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. to evaluate length of hospital stay, cost and late complications [ Time Frame: one year after admission ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults with CT sign of acute colonic uncomplicated diverticulitis
  • elevated CRP and LPK
  • Temp.38c or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with peritonitis, sepsis or CT- sign of complicated diverticulitis with abscesses or free abdominal air
  • pregnancy
  • immunological incompetence and immunosuppressive therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01008488

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The Central Hospital
Västerås, Västmanland, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University
Landstinget i Värmland
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Principal Investigator: Kenneth Smedh Center of Clinical Research, Västerås
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: achabok, MD, Uppsala University Identifier: NCT01008488    
Other Study ID Numbers: AVOD-D33
First Posted: November 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011
Keywords provided by achabok, Uppsala University:
colonic diverticulitis
diverticular disease
antibiotic therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diverticulitis, Colonic
Diverticular Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Diverticulosis, Colonic
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents